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An apocalyptic comedy by Sebastian Michael

A meteor the size of LA is about to hit LA, ironically, and in London a couple of friends spend their last seven days watching the news, reinventing chess and rewriting the rules of some of the other games in their universe: generally getting things into perspective, at once paralysed and inspired by the 'overallness of it all'.

In his darkly hilarious and poignant new comedy, Sebastian Michael imagines The End of the World not as a disaster movie, but as experienced by two young men from the comfort of their living room sofa. Getting ready, as best they can, to die together, the enormity of what's about to happen completely overwhelms them, but it also brings out in them a whole burst of creative energy, and so as the story to top all stories unfolds, they inadvertently become its co-authors, while in a dimension far beyond their imagination, their soul-mates-in-spirit are having something of an unexpected ball...

'Godot meets Rosencrantz & Guildenstern' for the Facebook Generation.

5th January - 2nd February 2013 at 7:45pm
(Press Night 7th January 7pm)

Directed by Adam Berzsenyi Bellaagh
Produced by Caroline Couret-Del├Ęgue
Cast: Lewis Goody, Andy Hawthorne, Josephine Kime, Richard Matthews, James Messer, Ed Pinker, Stephen Schreiber
Design: Moritz Behrens
Lighting Design: Richard Lambert
Sound Design: Geoff Widdowson

Please Note - Latecomers will not be admitted.